The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for PCI DSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
UK
Rank 361 377 364
Rank change year-on-year +16 -13  
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 252 279 267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.53% 0.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.77% 4.70% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 189 130
Median daily rate £450 £450 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £313 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £553 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 7
Median hourly rate - £52.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +133.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +133.33%  

PCI DSS is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5286 5939 6240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.67% 11.21% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3459 3779 3778
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £588 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 199 175
Median hourly rate £19.95 £39.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.84% +56.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £61.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing PCI DSS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PCI DSS.

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the UK over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +17 245 £450 - 92
London +40 113 £475 - 31
South East -1 53 £488 +21.87% 22
Yorkshire +27 25 £450 - 4
West Yorkshire +25 19 £438 -19.72% 4
City of London +13 18 £475 +25.00% 4
East of England -2 18 £450 -14.28% 3
Surrey +7 13 £405 -14.73% 7
Bedfordshire +5 13 £450 -23.40% 1
Hampshire +2 13 £500 +42.45% 5
Leeds +18 12 £425 -5.55% 3
North West +15 12 £365 -35.11% 3
Berkshire +13 12 £500 +26.98% 3
West Midlands +9 11 £425 +6.25% 14
South West -7 9 £481 +10.00% 8
Oxfordshire -13 7 £525 +121.05% 1
Cardiff - 7 £363 - 1
South Wales - 7 £363 - 1
Wales - 7 £363 - 1
Birmingham -1 6 £413 - 5
Woking - 6 £388 -
Cheshire +33 5 £365 -35.11% 1
Manchester -9 5 £450 +15.38% 2
Milton Keynes - 4 £525 - 1
Tamworth - 4 £413 -
York - 4 £475 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £525 - 2
North Yorkshire - 4 £475 -
Staffordshire - 4 £413 - 1
Fleet +23 3 £500 +49.25%

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 238 (43.35%) Information Security
2 181 (32.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 158 (28.78%) CISSP
4 155 (28.23%) Firewall
5 131 (23.86%) Finance
6 105 (19.13%) CISM
7 81 (14.75%) ITIL
7 81 (14.75%) SIEM
8 80 (14.57%) Agile Software Development
9 78 (14.21%) Cisco
10 75 (13.66%) Windows
10 75 (13.66%) Cybersecurity
11 72 (13.11%) Linux
12 71 (12.93%) Management Information System
12 71 (12.93%) Data Centre
13 70 (12.75%) VMware
14 69 (12.57%) Network Security
15 68 (12.39%) CISA
16 66 (12.02%) Amazon AWS
17 63 (11.48%) Degree
18 62 (11.29%) Microsoft
19 57 (10.38%) Risk Management
20 55 (10.02%) Splunk
21 54 (9.84%) Security Operations
22 52 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
23 51 (9.29%) Intrusion Detection
24 50 (9.11%) Project Management
25 49 (8.93%) Data Protection
26 47 (8.56%) Data Security
26 47 (8.56%) WAN

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 33 (6.01%) Apache
2 21 (3.83%) JBoss
3 20 (3.64%) IIS
4 18 (3.28%) WebSphere
5 16 (2.91%) Tomcat
6 10 (1.82%) CMS
7 8 (1.46%) Confluence
8 7 (1.28%) SharePoint
9 6 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (0.91%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.91%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.73%) ATG Dynamo
11 4 (0.73%) Mule
11 4 (0.73%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.55%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.36%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.36%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.36%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.36%) Jetty
Applications
1 18 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.55%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.64%) MS Office
4 6 (1.09%) MS Project
5 4 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.36%) Relativity
2 2 (0.36%) Ringtail
2 2 (0.36%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.36%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 66 (12.02%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (6.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.46%) Office 365
4 15 (2.73%) SaaS
5 13 (2.37%) AWS CloudFormation
5 13 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (2.19%) Heroku
7 8 (1.46%) Mimecast
8 6 (1.09%) GitHub
8 6 (1.09%) IBM Cloud
8 6 (1.09%) SoftLayer
9 5 (0.91%) Akamai
10 4 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.55%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.55%) PaaS
12 2 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.36%) IaaS
13 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.18%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 155 (28.23%) Firewall
2 69 (12.57%) Network Security
3 51 (9.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 47 (8.56%) WAN
5 42 (7.65%) LAN
6 38 (6.92%) DNS
7 37 (6.74%) TCP/IP
8 33 (6.01%) Internet
9 26 (4.74%) Cisco ASA
10 25 (4.55%) Wireless
11 22 (4.01%) SSL
12 20 (3.64%) DHCP
13 19 (3.46%) MPLS
13 19 (3.46%) VPN
14 15 (2.73%) Cisco Nexus
15 14 (2.55%) HTTP
16 12 (2.19%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 12 (2.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 12 (2.19%) IPsec
17 9 (1.64%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (6.92%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (1.82%) MySQL
3 10 (1.82%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.91%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.73%) DB2
6 4 (0.73%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.73%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.73%) RDBMS
6 4 (0.73%) Redis
6 4 (0.73%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.55%) HBase
7 3 (0.55%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 18 (3.28%) Git (software)
2 14 (2.55%) Jenkins
2 14 (2.55%) JIRA
3 11 (2.00%) Cucumber
4 7 (1.28%) Subversion
5 6 (1.09%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.91%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.73%) Maven
7 4 (0.73%) Selenium
8 3 (0.55%) Hudson
8 3 (0.55%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.36%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.36%) JUnit
9 2 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.36%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.18%) Ant
10 1 (0.18%) Gradle
10 1 (0.18%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.18%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.18%) TestPartner
General
1 131 (23.86%) Finance
2 40 (7.29%) Retail
3 22 (4.01%) Banking
4 20 (3.64%) Legal
5 17 (3.10%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.37%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.09%) Back Office
7 6 (1.09%) Marketing
8 4 (0.73%) Games
9 3 (0.55%) Electronics
9 3 (0.55%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.55%) Online Betting
9 3 (0.55%) Wholesale Banking
10 2 (0.36%) Billing
10 2 (0.36%) Local Government
11 1 (0.18%) Advertising
11 1 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 92 (16.76%) Architect
2 81 (14.75%) Analyst
3 76 (13.84%) Consultant
4 61 (11.11%) Security Analyst
5 59 (10.75%) Security Consultant
6 48 (8.74%) Security Engineer
7 45 (8.20%) Security Architect
8 39 (7.10%) Security Manager
9 36 (6.56%) Developer
10 34 (6.19%) Information Security Consultant
11 32 (5.83%) Network Engineer
12 30 (5.46%) Project Manager
13 25 (4.55%) Security Specialist
14 24 (4.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 23 (4.19%) Information Analyst
15 23 (4.19%) Information Security Analyst
15 23 (4.19%) Solutions Architect
16 22 (4.01%) Information Security Manager
17 21 (3.83%) Network Security Engineer
18 20 (3.64%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.01%) Web Services
2 24 (4.37%) .NET
2 24 (4.37%) Middleware
3 20 (3.64%) RESTful
4 16 (2.91%) REST
4 16 (2.91%) SOAP
5 10 (1.82%) ASP.NET
5 10 (1.82%) JMS
5 10 (1.82%) Spring
5 10 (1.82%) XML
6 9 (1.64%) ActiveMQ
7 8 (1.46%) WebSphere MQ
8 7 (1.28%) 802.1X
8 7 (1.28%) CSS
8 7 (1.28%) jQuery
9 6 (1.09%) AppFabric
9 6 (1.09%) HTML
9 6 (1.09%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 6 (1.09%) WCF
10 5 (0.91%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 71 (12.93%) Data Centre
1 71 (12.93%) Management Information System
2 38 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (5.46%) Computer Science
4 25 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 24 (4.37%) Data Protection Act
6 18 (3.28%) PKI
7 15 (2.73%) Cyber Defence
7 15 (2.73%) Reference Data
8 12 (2.19%) Driving Licence
8 12 (2.19%) Mobile App
8 12 (2.19%) Security Operations Centre
9 11 (2.00%) CESG
10 8 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.46%) Replication
11 6 (1.09%) Clustering
11 6 (1.09%) FlexPod
11 6 (1.09%) FMCG
11 6 (1.09%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 75 (13.66%) Windows
2 72 (13.11%) Linux
3 36 (6.56%) Unix
4 26 (4.74%) Windows Server
5 19 (3.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (2.00%) Mac OS X
7 11 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.64%) Android
8 9 (1.64%) CentOS
9 6 (1.09%) AIX
9 6 (1.09%) Oracle Linux
9 6 (1.09%) Solaris
9 6 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.36%) Debian
11 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.36%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (43.35%) Information Security
2 81 (14.75%) ITIL
2 81 (14.75%) SIEM
3 80 (14.57%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (13.66%) Cybersecurity
5 57 (10.38%) Risk Management
6 54 (9.84%) Security Operations
7 52 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 50 (9.11%) Project Management
9 49 (8.93%) Data Protection
10 47 (8.56%) Data Security
11 46 (8.38%) DevOps
12 44 (8.01%) Penetration Testing
13 37 (6.74%) Migration
14 34 (6.19%) Disaster Recovery
15 33 (6.01%) Security Management
16 32 (5.83%) Change Management
16 32 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
16 32 (5.83%) Identity Access Management
16 32 (5.83%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 46 (8.38%) Java
2 45 (8.20%) SQL
3 37 (6.74%) Python
4 22 (4.01%) Perl
5 16 (2.91%) PowerShell
6 13 (2.37%) C#
7 10 (1.82%) Ruby
8 9 (1.64%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.28%) JavaScript
10 6 (1.09%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.91%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.73%) Korn
13 3 (0.55%) C
13 3 (0.55%) C++
13 3 (0.55%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.36%) Scala
14 2 (0.36%) VBA
15 1 (0.18%) PHP
15 1 (0.18%) VB
15 1 (0.18%) VB6
Qualifications
1 158 (28.78%) CISSP
2 105 (19.13%) CISM
3 68 (12.39%) CISA
4 63 (11.48%) Degree
5 47 (8.56%) Security Cleared
6 45 (8.20%) Cisco Certification
7 44 (8.01%) SC Cleared
8 33 (6.01%) SANS
9 32 (5.83%) PCI QSA
10 30 (5.46%) GIAC
11 23 (4.19%) CCSP
12 17 (3.10%) CCNA
12 17 (3.10%) CRISC
13 16 (2.91%) ISEB
14 14 (2.55%) CCNP
15 13 (2.37%) CEH
15 13 (2.37%) CLAS
16 12 (2.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 11 (2.00%) GCIH
18 9 (1.64%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (32.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (7.83%) GDPR
3 40 (7.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 26 (4.74%) QA
5 24 (4.37%) COBIT
6 18 (3.28%) PA-DSS
7 16 (2.91%) SLA
8 10 (1.82%) Cyber Essentials
8 10 (1.82%) ISO27002
9 9 (1.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 8 (1.46%) PMO
11 7 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
11 7 (1.28%) FedRAMP
12 6 (1.09%) GPG13
12 6 (1.09%) ISO27005
12 6 (1.09%) RMADS
13 5 (0.91%) ISO22301
14 4 (0.73%) HIPAA
15 3 (0.55%) JSP 440
16 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
System Software
1 47 (8.56%) Active Directory
2 39 (7.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (4.55%) Docker
4 20 (3.64%) vSphere
5 10 (1.82%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.64%) Snort
7 8 (1.46%) vCloud
8 7 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.55%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.36%) HDFS
12 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.36%) Xen
12 2 (0.36%) XenApp
13 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.18%) NFS
13 1 (0.18%) Samba
13 1 (0.18%) Squid
Systems Management
1 41 (7.47%) Puppet
2 36 (6.56%) Ansible
3 14 (2.55%) McAfee ePO
4 12 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (2.00%) Nagios
6 10 (1.82%) Nessus
6 10 (1.82%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 7 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (1.09%) vRealize
9 5 (0.91%) Red Hat Satellite
9 5 (0.91%) SCCM
10 4 (0.73%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.73%) QRadar
10 4 (0.73%) WSUS
11 3 (0.55%) Control-M
11 3 (0.55%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.55%) Kibana
11 3 (0.55%) logstash
11 3 (0.55%) Opsview
11 3 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 78 (14.21%) Cisco
2 70 (12.75%) VMware
3 62 (11.29%) Microsoft
4 55 (10.02%) Splunk
5 41 (7.47%) F5
6 30 (5.46%) CheckPoint
7 28 (5.10%) Juniper
8 26 (4.74%) Oracle
9 25 (4.55%) Intel Security
9 25 (4.55%) Red Hat
10 24 (4.37%) Palo Alto
11 20 (3.64%) WorldPay
12 19 (3.46%) FireEye
12 19 (3.46%) Qualys
13 18 (3.28%) HP
14 16 (2.91%) Tufin
15 15 (2.73%) IBM
16 14 (2.55%) Blue Coat
17 13 (2.37%) Citrix
17 13 (2.37%) TippingPoint
Bedfordshire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Oxfordshire
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £275 - £475 per day
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Rate: From £475 to £525 per day
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